First presented in 1987, the Information Book Award is a children's non-fiction award, presented by the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada and administered by its Vancouver chapter, for an English non-fiction book that,
"arouses interest, stimulates curiosity, captures the imagination, and fosters concern for the world around us"
Here are the five 2013 Information Book Award Finalists:
City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle
by Nicholas Read
Orca Books Publishers
Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story
by Martin Springett
Photographs by Isobel Springett
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
by Carol Pasternak
Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City
by Hadley Dyer
Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport
by Deborah Hodge
The winner will be announced on November 22, 2013 and presented on March 8, 2014.